Avensure Ltd

City Tower Manchester M1 4BT
0330 100 8706
Staff: 60
Clients: ≈2 000
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They are always available and on the end of the phone and do deal with queries very quickly.
Company Comment:Much appreciated Penelope, thank you. Penelope Roberts is the owner of Body & Soul Assistance Ltd, a small care provider operating around the Skipton Ilkley area of Yorkshire. Specialising in setting up and managing individual care packages. Each client is an individual in a unique situation, by listening, they will help to organise care or assistance the way the individual wants it. You can be as ‘in control’ as you want or Penelope’s team can run the package for you from 1hr a week to 24hours a day, 7 days a week. It’s just as well, Avensure, one of the UK’s leading specialists in employment law also provide 24hr access to a dedicated team of HR advisors and online document portal. This means we can look after Penelope’s staff, her biggest investment who are valued and well trained, every second of every day.
Name:Penelope Roberts
Job Title:Owner
Sector:Healthcare
Company:Body & Soul Assistance Limited
Town:Haworth
Date:16/12/2016
I have been very happy with the service they provide, HR and documentation. I have found they are very quick to respond to requests and have great attention to detail.
Company Comment:Thanks Sue, very kind. Sue Barker is the Revenue Manager for The Black Swan Ltd, a 4 star boutique hotel situated on the boundary of the stunning North York Moors National Park. The Black Swan offers the perfect retreat from the rest of the world. Offering boundless hospitality, home from home country comfort, roaring fires, exceptional cuisine and the lure of a traditional Yorkshire tea room. It is the perfect gateway to all that North Yorkshire has to offer. Avensure provide assistance on all legal matters that may arise relating to employee claims with dedicated advisors, seminars and online tools. With a history dating back 5 centuries, The Black Swan combines antiques alongside contemporary art in its colourful interior. We may not have 500 years behind us, but we will endeavour to serve The Black Swan for another 500 as it continues the hospitality tradition.
Name:Sue Barker
Job Title:Revenue Manager
Sector:Hospitality
Company:The Black Swan Ltd
Town:Hemsley
Date:16/12/2016
They were meant to give me more time to concentrate on the business as I would not be creating documentation. It has done that for me.
Company Comment:Thank you Cheryl for your feedback. Cheryl Birch is one of the directors of Birch Farm Plastics Ltd, collecting waste silage film, crop film etc. from farms for recycling by British Polythene Industries covering the whole of the UK and Ireland through a network of local collection agents, waste transfer sites, skip hire companies and landfill sites. Keeping busy is not difficult for Cheryl and her team, that’s why she relies on one of the UK’s leading employment law specialists to look after all the administrative burden and complexity of employment law, HR and health & safety, allowing business owners like Cheryl to get on with making their business a success. Avensure waste no time in looking after the team while the team look to spend time looking after your waste.
Name:Cheryl Birch
Job Title:Director
Sector:Agriculture
Company:Birch Farm Plastics Collections Ltd
Town:Rhiwfawr
Date:16/12/2016
I find Avensure to be very professional. If I ever have any questions they always answer them in a manner that I can understand. We chose Avensure as they could provide us with the level of service we needed.
Company Comment:Kim Unwin is the Company Secretary of Yorkshire’s Auckland Opticians and provided the above testimonial. Roger & Wendy Auckland are both Optometrists. The practice was started by Victor Auckland at the end of the Second World War. Initially working from his front room in Clayton West, Huddersfield, then moving to larger premises in Skelmanthorpe, Huddersfield and later establishing a head office and manufacturing laboratory in Horbury, Wakefield. Today they have 6 practices spanning West and South Yorkshire and it is still a family business. As you can see, Caroline Auckland-Shone, Optometrist and Managing Director would find it hard to have visibility over the whole business so ensures some areas can be outsourced to professionals. HR for instance is managed by Avensure, one of the UK’s leading employment law specialists, because it is clear your staff are one of your biggest assets. We keep an eye out for HR issues and Caroline’s team look after you.
Name:Kim Unwin
Company:Auckland Opticians Ltd
Town:Yorkshire
Date:13/12/2016
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Avensure have helped me with a number of employment law cases. I chose Avensure after a google search and a conversation with them, I liked what Avensure could offer me. They are fairly consistent and I get to speak to the person I need to, which is very important to me.
Company Comment:Mr Parnell is a Director of Becky’s Cleaning Services and is the writer of the above testimonial. Becky’s Cleaning Services provide domestic cleaning and commercial cleaning services in Derby ensuring your home or office are cleaned to a high standard each and every time by DBS checked, fully employed staff. Avensure are pleased that we are trusted to give advice regarding employment law and employee issues. This means Becky’s Cleaning Services can concentrate on providing great cleaning and support services for all their clients. With us in the background keeping everybody safe, sound and protected also Becky’s Cleaning Services keeping you spick and span, it’s a clean sweep.
Name:Jeffrey Parnell
Company:Becky's Cleaning Services
Town:Derby
Date:06/12/2016
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Avensure are a very friendly and helpful company to work with. They make you feel very secure and that no problem is insurmountable. Avensure help us with our Employment Law and with their advice we were able to resolve any issues. We had an issue that Avensure helped us with free of charge, which I thought was wonderful and that made me decide to go with Avensure.
Company Comment:Thank you Sandra, very kind. Sandra Joslin is the HR and Support Manager for Basingstoke Mencap Services. An independent registered charity providing support and services for children, young people and adults with a learning disability and their family carers in the local area. When you work so hard for the community it’s good to know that some of the pressure of employment law can be passed on to specialists who know exactly what needs to be done and when it needs to be done by. In addition to the services, the charity provides information, issues monthly newsletters and supports individuals and families when they are facing crises. We are glad we can support Sandra and her team, so they can continue to focus on the most vulnerable in society.
Name:Sandra Joslin
Company:Basingstoke Mencap Services
Town:Basingstoke
Date:24/11/2016
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We learnt about Avensure from a recommendation, we decided to use them as we required help with some employment law issues and that is exactly what they did. We had a representative come out to visit us and go through all of the policies, procedures and make sure everything was up to date, which was very helpful.
Company Comment:Sue Greenhalgh is the Nursery Director and wrote the above. Barton Pre-school Nursery is a small, semi-rural school set in the heart of Barton village. It boasts smaller than average class sizes, excellent resources and a large playing field. Sue’s team pride themselves in knowing the children well and visitors often comment on the family atmosphere and sense of security within school. The school has been awarded the Basic Skills Quality Mark, which recognises good teaching in Maths and English; the National Healthy Schools Mark, the School Achievement Mark and numerous Learning Excellence Awards. With all these accolades, it is easy to see why looking after the staff is important and that is why Avensure, specialists in employment law are pleased to be supporting such an excellent educational establishment. The school promote high expectations of behaviour and believe that each child should be given every opportunity of personal success, be it sport, art, music or the more academic subjects. With the future generation being prepared for adulthood, we are glad Avensure are taking care of the adults.
Name:Susan Greenhalgh
Company:Barton Nursery School
Town:Preston
Date:23/11/2016
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Avensure's services were recommended to us. They help us with our HR and Health and Safety. All of our queries are dealt with professionally and promptly and the staff are very helpful.
Company Comment:Thank you Xenia for your kind words. Xenia Dines is a partner of Belgrave Communications Ltd, based in London. Belgrave provides a complete communications solution to the property industry. Offering consultancy across political and community engagement, traditional Public Relations and integrated digital solutions. If you think that is hard to read, it’s even harder to do well. The increasingly fractured media landscape combined with changing political legislation, has meant that there are more hoops to jump through than ever. In order to get results, experience and skills are required across multiple disciplines, but gaining all these from one provider can be extremely difficult. Belgrave Communications is that rare company. Avensure understands the difficulties involved in running a business as complex as Belgrave and have designed HR services that remove the administrative burden of employment law, HR and health & safety, allowing business owners to get on with making their business a success. It’s good to hear that Avensure are tasked with looking after the employees who in turn, serve all communities with great skill.
Name:Xenia Dines
Company:Belgrave Communications Ltd
Town:London
Date:22/11/2016
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We chose Avensure as we had an ongoing court case we needed help with. Avensure came out to visit us and were very professional. There is always someone there to speak to whatever time of day. We would recommend Avensure.
Company Comment:Thanks Sally for your comments on your experience. Sally Lovell is the Managing Director of Preston based Bannister Hall Ltd, the North of England’s only fully integrated supplier of nursery stock and landscaping materials. Bannister Hall understand your passion for transforming your client’s outdoor space. Organisations that wish to create their own landscaping project really need to work with a supplier who can offer it all. This is why Sally chose Avensure, one of the UK’s leading specialists in employment law, to protect her employees’ interests so they can be nurtured as well. With unparalleled knowledge of landscaping materials and nursery stock, coupled with three decades helping clients create beautiful environments, it’s good to know that Bannister Hall can count on Avensure, who are equally qualified.
Name:Sally Lovell
Company:Bannister Hall Ltd
Town:Preston
Date:21/11/2016
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We use Avensure for Employment Law advice and I find that really good. We decided to use Avensure as we had a visit from a representative, they were local to Abergavenny and we were unhappy with the company we were using. I have recommended Avensure.
Company Comment:Thank you Julie for your custom. Julie Williams is one of the partners of Caring Homes Ltd. Following a multi-million pound development, Belmont House has been meticulously built by Caring Homes to provide a home that is entirely centred on providing a safe environment with specialist care for residents. Avensure are proud to be the preferred providers of HR services that remove the administrative burden and complexity of employment law, HR and health & safety for such an important part of society. Offering residential, nursing and dementia care provided by outstanding highly-skilled professionals, with in-house chefs, hospitality team, gardeners, fully trained care and nursing teams all ensure that the time residents spend is time not wasted. Avensure fulfil our responsibility and make sure that all the staff are comprehensively protected. Belmont House is dedicated to providing the highest level of professional care in beautiful surroundings and we will continue to take care of the carers.
Name:Julie Williams
Company:Belmont House
Town:Abergavenny
Date:21/11/2016
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The services have been great
Name:Peter McCarthy
Job Title:Owner
Company:McCarthy's
Town:South of England
Date:20/12/2016
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Service(s) Provided: Employment Law, HR and People, -
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Description: Baking and selling produce on various Markets across the South of England, McCarthy’s Country Store have been using Avensure for all aspects of their HR and Employment Law compliance. This Case Study provides a summary of the services delivered and how McCarthy’s Country Store has benefitted from Avensure’s HR services.

Client: McCarthy's                           Supplier: Avensure Ltd

McCarthy's       Web: www.mccarthyscountrystore.co.uk

About McCarthy Country Store:

A small company owned and ran by Peter McCarthy, producing artisan bread and other baked goods. The business retails the baked products on various markets across the south of England. Peter prides himself on building this business over the last 10 years from scratch.

Why did McCarthy Country Store need HR or Employment Law Advice and Legal Assistance?

An ex-employee had commenced proceedings in the employment tribunal. Peter had been handling the matter himself fairly comfortably for several months and had attended tribunal on the first occasion on his own against the claimant’s solicitors.

As matters became more protracted and the claimant’s solicitors were seeking a sum over £26,000, it was then that Peter decided to engage the services of Avensure to represent him in the next tribunal hearing as well as the long term services of outsourced HR advice and support. The claimant was claiming that they had been discriminated against, unfairly dismissed and further to this claiming unpaid wages, notice pay and holiday pay.

Peter instructed Avensure with approximately 1 week to go before the next tribunal hearing.

How did Avensure help address their HR issue?

After reviewing the paperwork Avensure advised Peter on the course of action. Avensure took preparation for the tribunal out of Peter’s hands and contacted the tribunal as well as the Claimant’s solicitors. With only a few days preparation the Claimant’s solicitors had already halved their settlement expectations by making an offer of £10,000 in full and final settlement.

The hearing was to deal with complex issues, law and submissions in trying to have the claim struck out on an intricately argued legal point. The claimant was cross examined whilst on oath and Avensure were able to demonstrate frailties, inconsistencies and make the claimant’s evidence look wholly unreliable.

After some scrutiny from the tribunal the submissions and representation from Avensure was well reasoned and all the claims against Peter were struck out and the claim failed without progressing any further.

Peter commented “I wouldn’t usually want to have outsourced services like HR but now I wouldn’t look back and think that the result was exceptional. It was a great result with such a limited time before the hearing and I’m pleased to have engaged the services of Avensure.

I attended the previous hearing and understood the majority of it but this one was more technical and more legal and I was thankful for Avensure’s representation and I look forward to having Avensure as a valued partner for the years to come.”

What services do Avensure provide McCarthy Country Store?

HR and Employment Law

  • Bespoke HR Documentation: Contracts and Handbooks and guidance on implementation.
  • Immediate 24/7 advice on all ongoing HR and Employment Law issues.
  • Access to our own dedicated Employment Law Consultant, who is invaluable.
  • Access to a team with a vast range of experience in Employment Law Contracts and HR.
  • Insurance to cover all legal and tribunal representation costs including all compensation awards.
  • Barrister/ Solicitor trained legal advisors.
  • Training to help us understand Employment Law and HR issues better.

What would you say to someone thinking of using Avensure's services?

“The services have been great. Very prompt and timely in a situation that was looking likely to be costly and getting extremely complex. I would recommend those with tribunals to seek the advice and representation of Avensure.”

I would highly recommend other companies needing Health and Safety guidance to contact Avensure’s Health and Safety team.
Name:Matthew Town
Job Title:Project Manager
Sector:Archeology
Town:Co. Durham
Date:20/12/2016
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Description: This Case Study provides a summary of the recent Health & Safety advice provided and how Northern Archaeological Associates Ltd have benefited by using Avensure’s expert knowledge.

Client: Northern Archaeological Associates Ltd     Supplier: Avensure Ltd

Northern Archaeological Associates Ltd
Tel:  01833 690 800
Web: www.naa.gb.com
Email: mt@naa.gb.com

About Northern Archaeological Associates Ltd:

Northern Archaeological Associates Ltd is one of the North East's largest and best known independent heritage consultancies, offering a full range of archaeological and historic environment services across the UK. Established since 1990.

Why did Northern Archaeological Associates Ltd need Health and Safety Assistance?

Northern Archaeological Associates Ltd contacted the Health and Safety Team at Avensure in need of Health & Safety expert advice, on a project they were contracted to produce an archaeological report for a number of buildings on a former industrial site prior to demolition. Their client informed them that the buildings which required a report, had asbestos present and were currently under an asbestos management plan.

“At Northern Archaeological Associates Ltd we pride ourselves in protecting the health, safety and welfare of our employees, with this project we required the assistance of Avensure’s Health and Safety advice team to support us in gaining an understanding of our requirements under Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.”

How did Avensure help Northern Archaeological Associates Ltd address their Health and Safety query?

“First off we provided Avensure with a copy of the asbestos surveys which were completed and provided to us by our clients. We needed Avensure’s expertise on what the job would entail based on the findings on those surveys.

They reviewed the asbestos surveys, completed by a competent Health and Safety contractor and identified that whilst the surveys had been carried out a few years back, these urgently needed a re-inspection.

We were given detailed information of what we should be made aware of regarding the specific job at hand and a systematic approach of what steps we needed to take going forwards. The thorough review and the detailed email enabled us to confidently go back to our client with further queries and information regarding the status and condition of the Asbestos.

Following further information from our Client we didn’t hesitate to contact our Health and Safety advisor, to review the more recent asbestos surveys.

It was nice to get clarification on the processes we were already doing and further support on the specific PPE required for carrying out the non-invasive project.”

What services do Avensure provide Northern Archaeological Associates Ltd?

Health & Safety

  • Initial visit to clients Primary site to conduct a Health & Safety evaluation
  • Summary Report and Recommendations
  • Health and Safety Management system and supporting documentation, including health & Safety policy statement, structure arrangements, records, risk assessment guide, guidance notes and employee handbook.
  • Updates of Health & Safety documentation in line with changes to legislation, or changes to organisational structure or layout of premises.
  • Unlimited email and telephone support.
  • Access to an expert Health and Safety Advice Team 24/7 basis

HR and Employment Law

  • Bespoke HR Documentation: Contracts and Handbooks and guidance on implementation.
  • Immediate 24/7 advice on all ongoing HR and Employment Law issues.
  • Access to our own dedicated Employment Law Consultant, Bev Wood who is invaluable.
  • Access to a team with a vast range of experience in Employment Law Contracts and HR.
  • Insurance to cover all legal and tribunal representation costs including all compensation awards.
  • Barrister/ Solicitor trained legal advisors.
  • Training to help us understand Employment Law and HR issues better.

What would you say to someone thinking of using Avensure's services?

Following the advice from the experts of the Health and Safety team at Avensure, we felt well equipped for the project and reassured that the control measures in place were both suitable and sufficient. I would highly recommend other companies needing Health and Safety guidance to contact Avensure’s Health and Safety team.

Northern Archaeological Associates Ltd
Tel:  01833 690 800
Web: www.naa.gb.com
Email: mt@naa.gb.com
If you find health and safety daunting and need some friendly commercially aware advice specific to your business, Avensure are on hand to understand your business and specific needs so that they can adapt specifically to what you require
Company:The Ark
Town:Tyne and Wear
Date:07/11/2016
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Description: The Ark is a Community Centre based in the village of Crawcrook, it is a safe space for children and adults to explore the faith. They have enlisted the help of Avensure to assist with all aspects of Health and Safety and this Case Study provides a summary of the support provided by the Health and Safety advice team relating to Lone working, and how The Ark have benefited by using Avensure’s services.

Client: The Ark                       Supplier: Avensure Ltd

The Ark
Tel:  01914131339
Web: www.ark.crawcrook.org.uk
Email: ark@crawcrook.org.uk

 

About The Ark:

The Ark is a church, a soft play centre, and a cafe in the village of Crawcrook.  The Ark opened its doors in May 2013, and offers a party venue, soft play, a quality cafe, and a safe space for children and adults to explore the faith.

Why did The Ark need Health and Safety Assistance?

The Ark made contact with Avensure’s Health and Safety advice team regarding our lone Working policy and procedures. Whilst it was identified by the Health and Safety consultant, that our current policy was comprehensive, there were some areas outstanding that needed to be addressed.

How did Avensure help The Ark address their Health and Safety?

We spoke directly with a Health and Safety advisor to ask if they were able to provide us with a working example of a lone working policy. The working policy gave us the ability to see what was required in our own setting and also highlighted the need for a risk assessment of which we needed support with.

Our advisor responded promptly and sent us a template risk assessment along with guidance on this which we found really helpful. We felt that whilst the information required within the template risk assessment was really useful, we decided to use a different layout so that we could input the information we felt was necessary for The Ark and combine it into one document. The advisor was able to adapt straight away to our unfamiliar risk assessment layout, which helped us greatly in further understanding our own documentation.

Whilst we understand that as a business we have to compile our own documentation, the advisor went above and beyond supporting us and spent time providing further pointers and information to cement our understanding of this specific topic.

“The advice team are always on hand to help, we felt comfortable in asking for assistance and we always receive a competent response in a timely manner. This experience has given us further confidence to continue the implementation of further risk assessments and know that Avensure are on hand should we require their support.”

What services do Avensure provide The Ark?

Health & Safety

  • Initial visit to clients Primary site to conduct a Health & Safety evaluation
  • Summary Report and Recommendations
  • Health and Safety Management system and supporting documentation, including health & Safety policy statement, structure arrangements, records, risk assessment guide, guidance notes and employee handbook.
  • Updates of Health & Safety documentation in line with changes to legislation, or changes to organisational structure or layout of premises.
  • Unlimited email and telephone support.
  • Access to an expert Health and Safety Advice Team 24/7 basis

HR and Employment Law

  • Bespoke HR Documentation: Contracts and Handbooks and guidance on implementation.
  • Immediate 24/7 advice on all ongoing HR and Employment Law issues.
  • Online access to stationary forms via Avensure Locker.
  • Access to our own dedicated Employment Law Consultant, who is invaluable.
  • Access to a team with a vast range of experience in Employment Law Contracts and HR.
  • Insurance to cover all legal and tribunal representation costs including all compensation awards.
  • Barrister trained legal advisors.
  • Training to help understand Employment Law and HR issues better.

What would you say to someone thinking of using Avensure's services?

“If you find health and safety daunting and need some friendly commercially aware advice specific to your business, Avensure are on hand to understand your business and specific needs so that they can adapt specifically to what you require.”

The Ark
Tel:  01914131339
Web: www.ark.crawcrook.org.uk
Email: ark@crawcrook.org.uk
We really appreciate the continued assistance from the Health and Safety Team, I feel confident in asking questions and working with my dedicated advisor to assist me with the ongoing Risk Assessments and Policies
Name:Doug -
Company:Beechwood (Leeds) WMC
Date:07/11/2016
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Description: A Working Mens Club based in Leeds, Beechwood (Leeds) WMC have enlisted the help of Avensure to assist with all aspects of their HR, Employment Law and Health & Safety compliance. This Case Study provides a summary of the services delivered and how Beechwood (Leeds) WMC have benefitted from Avensure’s Health & Safety services.

Client: Beechwood (Leeds) WMC           Supplier: Avensure Ltd

Beechwood (Leeds) WMC
Tel: 01132731066

Email: doug@beechwood-online.co.uk

 

About Beechwood (Leeds) WMC:

Beechwood (Leeds) WMC is a members only Club based in Leeds, they provide entertainment and drinks to the local community.  

They pride themselves on their welcoming and friendly atmosphere as well as the regular entertainment and activities programme that they organise which includes: Games night, Bingo night, senior Citizens night and Saturday night Star entertainment.

They offer an entertainment room, a snooker and billiards room and a lounge and bar area 7 days a week.

Why did Beechwood (Leeds) WMC need Health and safety Assistance?

At the time of coming on board with Avensure I was not involved with the Health and Safety for the club. From being appointed the responsible person for Health and Safety, it was clear that there was little proactive implementation of Health and Safety arrangements. It was from reviewing the initial report produced by Avensure, that I sought further assistance with the interpretation and implementation of our duties under UK Health and Safety Law.

How did Avensure Help Beechwood (Leeds) WMC address their Health and Safety?

The initial evaluation visit was carried out with Avensure’s Health and Safety Consultant. The initial evaluation visit involved a review of the current Health and Safety documents, assessing what systems and controls are in place, a walk around of the premises to see how this is implemented in practice. The visit is closed with a brief session on completing a risk assessment by going through a worked example. 

“I wasn’t present at the initial Health and Safety Evaluation visit and although the documents were well presented, I was not familiar with what I had in front of me. I contacted the Avensure Health and Safety team for some further assistance as I was the new appointed responsible person for Health and Safety.”

Following the initial Health and Safety visit, it was established that further assistance was needed to review the action plan and implement the processes into the business.

“The response time from speaking with the Health and Safety team and being contacted by their Health and Safety consultant was fantastic. I also appreciated that Avensure had arrange for the same consultant who had carried out the initial Health and Safety evaluation visit to come and meet with me for a second time at no extra cost to Beechwood WMC.”

Avensure provided support through the process of the implementation of the Health and Safety Management System and regular interactions resulted in a clear and systematic approach to Health and Safety within Beechwood WMC.

“The consultant that was allocated to us had a vast amount of knowledge for our sector and was very personable. I found the support visit very interesting and was able to familiarise myself with the first report that was produced in my absence. During this Health and Safety support visit, the consultant reviewed the Health and Safety documents with me and step by step we went through the risk assessment process. I found this an invaluable tool during the early stages of my role as the responsible person for Health and Safety.

The systematic action plan produced by the consultant enabled us to work through the most urgent items first and prioritise our actions going forwards.”

What services do Avensure provide Beechwood (Leeds) WMC?

Health & Safety

HR and Employment Law

What do you feel the value of the Health and Safety Documentation will be to your organisation?

“Avensure have supported Beechwood (Leeds) WMC with the initial implementation of our Health and Safety Management System. Along with the action plan and Health and Safety report produced by the Health and Safety expert, I am able to refer the guidance notes that is provided by Avensure as a quick reference during the compilation of our Risk assessments and policies.

The records folder that Avensure provided us is a great resource for when we require a risk assessment template for a new expectant mother or we hire a young person under the age of 18. There are also forms for recording our fire arrangement checks and staff training.”

How did you find the assistance and advice of the Health and Safety Team that helped you?

“The communication between the Health and Safety Consultant and our dedicated advisor ensure efficiency and consistency between our initial visit and ongoing advice.  When we call the Health and Safety Team at head office we are greeted in a friendly manor and any advice given is always followed up by an email for our records.”

As a good will gesture Avensure provided you with a suite of online training courses, how have these benefitted Beechwood (Leeds) WMC?

“We have been given seven Health and Safety online training courses for our nominated fire marshals. I have completed the course myself and the found the login instructions easy to follow.

The course content was interesting and followed a systematic approach which is exactly how we want our nominated fire marshals to respond in an emergency situation.

The course took me around 40 minutes to complete, I also found it helpful that you can save the course at one point, then come back to it at a later date.

I was also awarded with a professional certificate that can be used towards my CPD and training log.”

What would you say to someone thinking of using Avensure's services?

“I am new to Health and Safety and understand that this is a learning curve for me. I would say to any working men’s clubs who are looking for some external support, Avensure provided us with the foundations to our Health and Safety Management System and their ongoing support and interpretation of our legal requirements, gave us a systematic approach to improving our arrangements.

We really appreciate the continued assistance from the Health and Safety Team, I feel confident in asking questions and working with my dedicated advisor to assist me with the ongoing Risk Assessments and Policies.”

Beechwood (Leeds) WMC
Tel: 01132731066

Email: doug@beechwood-online.co.uk
Avensure are a helpful and very efficient company to work with. Bev is very accommodating to any queries I have.
Company Comment:Thank you for your wonderful comments Toni, we will pass your gratitude on to Bev with pleasure. Toni Gibson is in charge of propriety at The Bleeding Wolf, situated on the Staffordshire, Cheshire Border along the A34 between Congleton and Kidsgrove. The Bleeding Wolf is a family run public House with a good reputation for Home cooked Food and a popular watering hole for many a regular customer of all age groups. A Picturesque, Pleasant looking pub with a thatched roof, cream exterior walls and in the summer season has beautiful hanging baskets. With all this in mind sometimes paper work can take a backseat, meaning HR issues can take a while to be resolved. Thanks to The Bleeding Wolfs forward thinking in hiring us, we at Avensure can take care of the paper work, while they run the pub and provide the food and service that their customers have come to expect.
Name:Toni Gibson
Job Title:Proprietor
Sector:Food & Drink
Company:MAG Leisure Ltd – (The Bleeding Wolf)
Town:Stoke-on-Trent
Date:14/12/2015
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Description: A picturesque pub located in the heart of Stoke on Trent, The Bleeding Wolf have been using Avensure for all aspects of their HR and Employment Law compliance. This Case Study provides a summary of the services delivered and how The Bleeding Wolf has benefitted from Avensure’s HR services.

Client: The Bleeding Wolf               Supplier: Avensure Ltd

 

 

The Bleeding Wolf
Tel: 01782782272

 

Web: www.thebleedingwolf.co.uk
Email: bleedingwolf@unicomemail.co.uk

 

About The Bleeding Wolf:

The Bleeding Wolf is a picturesque pub located in Stoke on Trent, the pub is renowned for its ideal location, a wide range of home cooked food and a vast range of drinks all served in their traditional bar.

As a family run business, they pride themselves on their welcoming and friendly atmosphere and are popular watering hole for many regular customers. The pub itself is built upon its own legend and is a story that many wish to hear.

Why did The Bleeding Wolf need HR or Employment Law Advice?

As a growing company we had been looking to obtain some guidance regarding some HR issues, and Avensure who are HR experts have been the perfect option.

We first approached Avensure for advice on the calculation of Holidays, this unfortunately had not been as straightforward as we originally thought, as given our industry we have a varied and mixed range of working patterns. We were unsure of our obligations under UK Employment Law and needed support, guidance and direction.

How did Avensure help address their HR issues?

It was quite clear from the get go that Avensure were very experienced and knowledgable in all aspects of HR and Employment Law, and we were reassured to know that we would be able to contact an advisor on the helpline at any time of day, this is imperative given the nature of our business.

Our dedicated adviser assisted us from start to finish with Holiday entitlement calculations giving us thorough guidance on the appropriate and easiest ways to make these calculations, as well as ensuring we were legally compliant under current Employment legislation.

We also had an issue with the unauthorised absence of an employee, which Avensure has helped us to understand and explained what the process was in this particular instance and discussed with us the best route for the Company.

We found this situation incredibly difficult to manage as we were unable to obtain any contact with a member of staff, and with Avensure’s support we were assured through each step that we were working towards a resolution. At every stage Avensure provided tailored letters and documents for our use. We felt relieved that we were in very capable hands with Avensure.

What services do Avensure provide The Bleeding Wolf?

What would you say to someone thinking of using Avensure's services?

We have thoroughly enjoyed working alongside Avensure and their HR and Employment Law expertsHR was originally a daunting concept and we are now confident, with Avensure’s backing, that we can handle anything which comes our way. Avensure and in particular our dedicated adviser have been incredibly helpful and supportive throughout.

 

The Bleeding Wolf
Tel: 01782782272

 

Web: www.thebleedingwolf.co.uk
Email: bleedingwolf@unicomemail.co.uk

 

Avensure provide great information on a range of subjects. It is very convenient to have them at the end of the phone and all their staff are extremely helpful.
Company Comment:Thank you so much for these lovely comments Zuzanna. The Old Queen's Head is a public house on Pond Hill in the City of Sheffield, England that occupies the oldest domestic building in the city. This timber framed building is thought to date from c.1475, although the earliest known written record of it is in an inventory compiled in 1582. Having such a rich history, The Old Queen's Head is a popular pub with many satisfied customers. Being busy however leaved little time to really focus on the areas of health & safety and HR. This is why they called on the services of Avensure, while The Old Queen's Head focuses on what they are good at we do the same.
Name:Zuzana Barincova
Sector:Retail
Company:Pub Restaurant Ltd
Town:Sheffield
Date:14/12/2015
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Description: Pub Restaurant Ltd are a traditional public house dating all the way back to 1582, and they have enlisted the help of Avensure to assist with all aspects of HR and Employment Law. The Case Study provides a summary of the services delivered and how The Old Queen’s Head have benefited by using Avensure’s services.

Client: Pub Restaurant Ltd           Supplier: Avensure Ltd         

 

 

Pub Restaurant Ltd 
Tel:  0798 355 9073

 

Web: www.theoldqueenshead.co.uk
Email: info@theoldqueenshead.co.uk

 

About Pub Restaurant Ltd:

As one of the oldest domestic buildings in Sheffield, the Old Queen’s head is a traditional public house full of character boasting a wide range of food and drink. Although the building is dated back to 1582, the beautifully renovated interior and the jovial atmosphere are right up to the present date.

Why did Pub Restaurant Ltd need HR or Employment Law Advice?

Operating in the hospitality industry we are at the coal face of customer service. It is essential that our employees are able to offer the impeccable service to our customers, in order to maintain the historic profile we have established.

To ensure that we maintain our excellent reputation we enlisted the services of Avensure who are HR experts so are well equipped to guide us on all HR and Employment Law issues we may face.

How did Avensure help Pub Restaurant Ltd address their HR issues?

Avensure have been able to offer us the support and guidance with all aspects of HR and Employment Law to ensure that our image and standards are never called into question.

In July 2015 we had a particular issue with a member of staff who was believed to have been taking money from the till, and ultimately seen on CCTV. This was a clear breach of the trust which we had placed in that individual and we were thankful for Avensure’s expertise on how best to address this under current Employment law legislation. Avensure gave us options to allow us to see which would be the best route for us to take. We chose to ultimately proceed to take formal disciplinary action for this alleged act of gross misconduct. Avensure guided us through investigation, suspension and ultimately the disciplinary processes. Our dedicated HR advisor helped us with Agendas and bespoke letters to send to the employee, and any other specific HR documentation we required.

We had particular difficulty getting the employee in question to attend the hearings and we were unsure how best to address this. Avensure worked alongside us, as we requested the employee’s attendance at the disciplinary hearing. Ultimately we were left with no option to proceed in the employee’s absence.

We were relieved that we had 24/7 access to an experienced HR and Employment Law adviser on the advice line, and also that we had the indemnity protection under the service. We felt reassured that help was always on hand.

What services do Avensure provide Pub Restaurant Ltd?

What would you say to someone thinking of using Avensure's services?

This situation is not something we have ever encountered before and we were very unsure how best to approach this, we wanted to protect the company and without Avensure’s guidance we would have been lost! This process is not something we have had to do before, and we were incredibly grateful for the support throughout and the assurance that we were complying with HR and Employment law.

Our dedicated adviser discussed each and every step with us along the way, and was always on hand no matter how big or small the question we had was. The service has been instrumental to our business, and has strengthened and professionalised our HR processes.

 

 

Pub Restaurant Ltd 
Tel:  0798 355 9073

 

Web: www.theoldqueenshead.co.uk
Email: info@theoldqueenshead.co.uk

 

The personal nature of the responses Avensure give make you feel very re-assured. I deal with Rebecca who is very helpful and I have had the pleasure of having the help of Ember who was a absolute star.
Company Comment:Thank you Mike for your comments. Unlike others Stag and Hen Manchester puts you in control straight away. Regardless of whether it is a stag night, hen party or even a sten weekend – you pick the date, you pick the rating of hotel, you pick the activities you want to do both during the day and night. Then we tell you the cost. So as you look through this website you will see details of accommodation options, extensive lists of fun activities to do and then a “build your own weekend” section designed so you can simply tell us what you want and when. If you’re still not sure check out our most popular combinations on the relevant “packages” page. You can either book those or use them to develop your own tailor-made Manchester Stag night or Hen party. With all of these activities to plan and organise time can often run short to be an expert in HR and employment law. This is when Stag and Hen sought out the expertise of Avensure to help them out and the relationship has gone from strength to strength, a match it would suggest.
Name:Mike Furguson
Sector:Food & Drink
Company:Stag & Hen
Town:Manchester
Date:10/12/2015
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Description: Specialist Events Organisers ‘Stag and Hen’ Manchester have been using Avensure for all aspects of HR and Employment Law.  This Case Study provides a summary of the services delivered and how Stag and Hen have benefited by using Avensure’s services

Client: Stag and Hen Manchester       Supplier: Avensure Ltd  
 

 

Stag and Hen Manchester
Tel:   0161 870 9677

 

Web: www.stagandhenmanchester.co.uk
Email: info@stagandhenmanchester.co.uk

 

About Stag and Hen Manchester:

Stag and Hen create tailored and bespoke experiences for clients who want to visit Manchester for every occasion from stag and hen parties, to shopping trips or girly get together’s.  The company prides itself on its extensive knowledge and experience of Manchester and the area’s night life and event opportunities.  The company’s attention to detail, level of personal service and focus on creating bespoke itineraries for every client means you are always guaranteed an unforgettable event.

All a client needs to do is to pick the date and whether they are after accommodation, activities or evening experience or a combination of the three and Stag and Hen Manchester will produce a personalised proposal for that event to remember.  

Why did Stag and Hen Manchester need HR or Employment Law Advice?

We had a sensitive HR issue and we didn’t know how to deal with it so we needed help.  We were very unsure where we ultimately stood as a company with regards to our Employment Law obligations.  We want to look after our staff, but we don’t want to do anything that could put the company at risk.

We needed help and support from HR experts able to give guidance and direction on our Legal / Employment issues.  We also needed the correct HR documentation and clear direction on the process we needed to follow.

How did Avensure help Stag and Hen Manchester address their HR issues?

We joined Avensure because they have the team and the expertise we need to help us deal with our HR and potential Employment Law problems.  They know the best way to deal with issues and ensure we know where we stand as a company, making sure we don’t put the company at risk.

Avensure helped us understand our situation and guided us through the formal processes. Avensure’s HR Advisors provided the bespoke documentation we required.

As an employer, Employment Law is often a mine field when considering what we can and cannot say and do in certain situations.  We are very thankful for the reassurance and support Avensure offer at every step of the way.  Best of all with Avensure’s Indemnity insurance we have the peace of mind that if we follow the guidance of Avensure we are covered if we ever have to go to tribunal, and will always have the benefit of Barrister/Solicitor trained representation

We have been guided on the Employment Law issues related to recruitment, wages, procedural and contractual substance, and the expertise Avensure offered in every respect was both legally and commercially focused and if we ever need help we can call Avensure’s legal help line any time day or night.

What services do Avensure provide Stag and Hen?

 

What would you say to someone thinking of using Avensure's services?

Avensure’s HR service has paid for itself already and it has been invaluable to our business. In the past when Employment problems arose they were very stressful and caused us to spend a lot of time and energy worrying about how we could handle them on our own. 

Now Avensure are a part of ‘our Team’ they have massively eased the stress and ultimately the HR burden which is now theirs to look after.  This leaves us free to focus on running the business without worrying about the risk of running into trouble with HR or Employment Law issues.

 

 

Stag and Hen Manchester
Tel:   0161 870 9677

 

Web: www.stagandhenmanchester.co.uk
Email: info@stagandhenmanchester.co.uk

 

Employment Law

At Avensure we tailor or Employment Law & HR service to fit your business. Our specialists are there to provide you with the right information, at the right time, and all our advice is fully insured and available 24 hours a day. We will take care of your paperwork, from writing employee handbooks to contracts of employment and documentation.

  • We review and write your HR documentation, including contracts and handbooks
  • We provide access to expert advice, available every minute of every day by phone, email or video conferencing
  • We regularly update you  with changes to new legislation and advise on how this affects you in operational or contractual terms
  • We will equip you with a fully trained legal team should you go to tribunal or want advanced mediation
  • We are so confident in our ability to protect your business, we offer fully insured advice, as well as cover costs and fees if you were to go to tribunal

 

Health and Safety

Our service emphasis lies in eradicating and reducing the risks our clients face, from the shop floor to boardroom, market place and wider community level. We achieve this by informing, supporting and empowering our clients. This is accomplished through a blended, scheduled progression of consultancy, training, advice, and access to the resources required to evidence your arrangements and continual improvements towards compliance and success.

  • We will visit your place of work and conduct a health and safety evaluation, including a report and recommendations to ensure your compliance with regulation
  • We will provide a health and safety management system and supporting documentation
  • We will write your health and safety policy statements and risk assessment
  • We regularly update you  with changes to new legislation and advise on how this affects you in operational or contractual terms
  • We provide access to expert advice, available every minute of every day by phone, email or video conferencing

 

Learning and Development

Clients are entitled free access to our regular webinars, industry accredited Elearning program, and will be invited to any local training seminars. We genuinely want to help employers protect their businesses, and believe our free training campaign will have a huge impact on workplace security and in reducing risk amongst staff relations

  • We offer access to online training programmes
  • We offer free access to Avensure’s online magazine, hr-24, including all the latest news and updates for employers, directors and owners
  • We offer you the opportunity to attend regular webinars, presented by legal experts, on the big employment law issues
  • We offer you complimentary attendance to our national seminar program, with regular events taking place near you.
  • We offer you the chance to delve into today’s employment problems by reading our Ebook series, The Employer

MANCHESTER OFFICE

Avensure Ltd
City Tower
Piccadilly Plaza
Manchester
M1 4BT
United Kingdom

 

+44 (0)161 333 1856